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Thin Lizzy: Nightlife (Vertigo)

John Mendelsohn, Phonograph Record, March 1975

WHEN, IN AN ill-disguised attempt to salvage what little was left of both his physical and psychic well-being after decades of arduous touring, lead guitarist Eric Bell left the group to begin a career as a brain surgeon, both fans and critics wailed piteously, believing that surely the end was at hand for Thin Lizzy in particular and rock and roll in general.

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